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Ehawaii.gov, the private company
operating the Department of Parks and Recreation's camping website, will begin
offering a more user-friendly online permitting service on Monday, Dec. 31.
That's when people visiting www.hawaiicounty.gov/parks-and-recreation/ will be
able create a
personalized account to make or cancel camping reservations, seek a permit
refund and learn additional information about County of Hawai‘i campgrounds.
County benefits of the upgraded
website will include improved accounting, along with the flexibility to post closure
notices, marine warnings and other park updates online. Also, the new system
will collect the names of all registered campers, enhancing campground security
for park users.
To accommodate the website upgrade,
no camping permits will be issued or reservations accepted on Saturday, December
29, or Sunday, December 30. The Department of Parks and Recreation apologizes
for this temporary inconvenience and wishes to thank the public for its
Once the new system is activated,
ehawaii.gov will start collecting online convenience fees for camping permits the
Department of Parks and Recreation issues from its offices island-wide.
A nightly camping permit will be $6
for each adult, $2.25 for each teenager between the ages of 13 and 17 years
old, and $1 for a child up to age 12.